25GigE High-Speed Area and Line Scan Cameras Introduced for Robotics

Published: 14 Jul 2018 | Author: Mike Rees

Emergent Vision cameras

FRAMOS has announced the availability of 25GigE Cameras from Emergent Vision Technology (EVT) to their product line up. The just released 25GigE Vision successor includes all GigE benefits, but with a 2.5x increase in data and frame rates over 10GigE. The new interface standard, available with both EVT’s BOLT area scan and ACCEL line scan cameras, is the answer to the ever-increasing demands in resolution and speed for automation, machine vision and robotics applications such as unmanned systems.

Both EVT’s BOLD and ACCEL 25GigE devices provide extreme high-speed interfacing with 3.125 Mbytes/s, to maximize the throughput in real-time applications. Until now, this speed was only attainable with 4-channel CoaXPress. The new interface requires only a single fiber cable compared to the Quad CoaXPress interface that required four cables. The use of SFP28 fiber cables plus step-up transceivers provide cable lengths up to ten kilometres.

Darren Bessette, Category Manager Devices at FRAMOS, says: “25GigE’s Differentiator is a combination of speed, handling, and reliability. With EVT’s new BOLT and ACCEL series, users can take full advantage of the latest generation of high-performance sensors with higher resolution and faster frame rates. The 25GigE interface opens multiple opportunities for factory automation, smooth industrial processes, broadcast, video conferences and real-time applications, including inspection and robotics. Today, EVT’s 25GigE solutions are the fastest and easiest way to produce ultra-high-speed imaging without latency, over long distances, and with easy integration and operation.”

EVT offers dedicated NIC card solutions to reduce CPU loading, and manage video triggering and streaming. Data from the camera is processed directly on the NIC for smooth integration and operation of the 25GigE vision solution. CPU processing remains under 5% and the remaining CPU capacity is free for other processing or intelligence, as required. The new interface offers network support and synchronization via the IEEE1588 standard and is GigE Vision and GenICam compliant. The provision of IP trust and the reliable synchronization of the GigE Vision standard allows the 25GigE Vision interface to be an easy upgrade to improve all vision systems.

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